Title

The effect of mobile devices on a students ability to obtain a retain information

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

As there are many positives to the usage of mobile devices, many negatives are present as well. One harmful negative is the distraction that mobile devices may cause during the completion of tasks. Another harmful negative is the length at which someone uses a mobile device. 3 classes were used in this experiment; C Class, D Class, and E Class. Steps were taken to analyze the distraction of mobile devices among students within a classroom and to analyze the effect of time on the memory within a student. Within these steps, a test was given to students based on newly given information. After the test were completed, a One-way ANOVA was conducted to compare the grades from the 3 classes. The raw data showed that C class had the lowest scores compared to D and E Class. Finally, data was collected from 13 chosen participants from each class who took all 3 tests on all 3 days. The data from these participants was used to calculate the slope of the scores for each participant. The means of the slopes for each class was analyzed using another One-Way ANOVA. The raw data showed that the 13 participants from D Class were the only ones to show a negative slope average. After analyzing the data, a p-Value of 0.131 was given. This p-Value showed that the means for C, D, and E Class were not equal. In conclusion, mobile devices were not an effective distraction towards the grades of the participants of the distracted class (E Class). Also, time did not prove to be a significant negative towards the grades of a student.

Location

Neville 321

Start Date

4-14-2018 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 10:15 AM

The effect of mobile devices on a students ability to obtain a retain information

Neville 321

As there are many positives to the usage of mobile devices, many negatives are present as well. One harmful negative is the distraction that mobile devices may cause during the completion of tasks. Another harmful negative is the length at which someone uses a mobile device. 3 classes were used in this experiment; C Class, D Class, and E Class. Steps were taken to analyze the distraction of mobile devices among students within a classroom and to analyze the effect of time on the memory within a student. Within these steps, a test was given to students based on newly given information. After the test were completed, a One-way ANOVA was conducted to compare the grades from the 3 classes. The raw data showed that C class had the lowest scores compared to D and E Class. Finally, data was collected from 13 chosen participants from each class who took all 3 tests on all 3 days. The data from these participants was used to calculate the slope of the scores for each participant. The means of the slopes for each class was analyzed using another One-Way ANOVA. The raw data showed that the 13 participants from D Class were the only ones to show a negative slope average. After analyzing the data, a p-Value of 0.131 was given. This p-Value showed that the means for C, D, and E Class were not equal. In conclusion, mobile devices were not an effective distraction towards the grades of the participants of the distracted class (E Class). Also, time did not prove to be a significant negative towards the grades of a student.